Guest Journalist - Avery Terpstra, Upper School Student
If you're interested in the body and the many parts of it, then you should think about taking anatomy with Vaidehi. You will learn so much and have many hands on experiences. October was cancer month and it just so happened that we learned all about cells and cancer cells. We learned how cells form and that tumor cells grow at a rapid rate, which is why cancer spreads. We just got done with the integumentary (skin) unit. It was a lot of fun; we learned about the different parts of the skin and what makes it up. We made 3-D models of the skin to show the different parts and pieces that make the skin up. When you get a third degree burn, you lose feeling and cannot feel the pain because the nerves get damaged. Did you know that there are three parts to a single piece of hair, the cortex, the cuticle, and the medulla? I'm really looking forward to the labs where we get to dissect animals, including a pig and rat. We'll also do virtual dissections on the computer. Vaidehi makes learning fun and easy. She always reviews with us before tests and quizzes. We play Kahoot!, watch videos, and sometimes we act out the many parts to help us remember. Vaidehi tries to keep lessons short and easy so we can do more activities. She expects the best out of her students, which is really nice. She works with us and spends extra time with any student that asks for it. I'm most excited to talk about the nervous system and learn all about the brain. My favorite part of the class is that she uses different ways of teaching to make the class room fun. I also learn a lot and look forward to what I'm going to keep learning. I would highly recommend anatomy for any student that loves a challenge but something fun and informative.